|Donalyn Miller and Maureen Ucles|
Donalyn, as in her books, is so approachable. In the education world she is sort of a rock star. Some people in that position might consider themselves above the rest of us peons. Donalyn is the opposite. I carried on a great conversation with her today. It was as if I was speaking to one of my teacher colleagues.
Today, when I woke up, I had no earthly idea that I would meet a giant in literacy. I walked into a meeting and my friend said matter of factly, "Well, you know that Donalyn Miller is coming here today." I said, "Really? Stop lying!" I couldn't believe it. Before I had to leave Edgewood this morning, I saw her chatting with the media specialist. I spoke with her for a bit and snapped a photo. This chance encounter made my day, week and quite possibly month. Not only that, but Donalyn tweeted out that she had met me. Who does that? She also followed me. Of course I asked her to read this blog and be a contributor. I am definitely going to follow up with that one. I hope she will post very soon.
I read her blog and follow her on Twitter already. I am posting some links below for you to explore the works of this wonderful woman and educator! Wow! What a day!
Donalyn's Blog-Book Whisperer
Donalyn on Twitter-donalynbooks